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  • Parents don't owe their kids a college education

    It’s hard for parents to win these days. First they’re criticized for being helicopter parents who won’t let go of their children once their offspring reach adulthood. Now, at least in New Jersey, they can’t let go: They’re...
  • Should you bother saving for college?

    I ran into an old acquaintance recently outside a coffee shop with his two adorable young children. Both he and his wife work part-time, freelance schedules, leaving the whole family of four free to wander downtown Manhattan on a beautiful Friday. Their...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...
  • Busting the myths of haggling for college aid

    My daughter learned this little ditty in preschool: "You get what you get, and you don't get upset." Parents who are convinced they can haggle their way to a better financial aid package might want to learn it, too. The truth is, you can appeal a...
  • U.Va., Duke, Louisville headline early-season ACC basketball

    The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season. Headlined by...
  • Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College

    Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College
    HARTFORD — Pledging to get more students to college, city school administrators on Thursday said they planned to raise the rate of Hartford graduates who enroll in postsecondary education to 70 percent by November 2015. Currently, 55 percent of...
  • Umoja strives to give high school kids a leg up

    Umoja strives to give high school kids a leg up
    It's college application season, which means Christian Lloyd is busy. The Sullivan High School senior has completed his Common Application but is hard at work on the 12th draft of his personal statement and is prepping for additional college visits this...
  • Bill risks student aid, smacks taxpayers for simplicity's sake

    As students and families continue to financially recover from the lingering economic downturn, federal student aid remains key to providing access to higher education for low- and middle-income students. The combination of federal-grant, loan and work-...
  • No need for irrational fears of student loans

    The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt - so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The drawback to this wariness is...
  • White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

    White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion
    The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. But even before it is released, it has...
  • Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposes slashing rival's key program

    Two days after lawmaker John Perez left office, longtime political rival and Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposed Tuesday to make deep cuts to a scholarship program seen as a key part of Perez's legacy as state Assembly speaker. De Leon, who like...